[macports-ports] 01/02: hunspell-en: SCOWL based hunspell dictionary for en_AU, en_CA, en_GB, and en_US

Marius Schamschula lists at schamschula.com
Fri Sep 29 14:18:31 UTC 2017


The reasoning behind the renaming is twofold:

1) I went by repology.org <http://repology.org/> for the more common package name used by other packaging systems: hunspell-en. Only MacPorts used hunspell-dict-en_*.

https://repology.org/metapackage/hunspell-en/versions <https://repology.org/metapackage/hunspell-en/versions>

2) The new package is fundamentally different in terms of its source and build mechanism, given that all hunspell-dict-* packages are currently broken (the list of dictionaries and source code was removed from OpenOffice.org <http://openoffice.org/>).

Marius Schamschula

> On Sep 29, 2017, at 8:30 AM, Leonardo Brondani Schenkel <leonardo at schenkel.net <mailto:leonardo at schenkel.net>> wrote:
> Quick question regarding the name of the port: I couldn't help but noticing that the port names changed from "hunspell-dict-en" to "hunspell-en". Was is the reasoning behind it? I'm asking because I'm the maintainer for "pt_BR" and I'm going to submit "sv_SE" and I would like to know if the naming convention is changing, so I can follow.
> Another question is regarding the dependency on hunspell: is it really needed at runtime? The fact that I want to install a dictionary does not necessarily mean that I want to use hunspell (the command line tool); plenty of other GUI tools, and macOS itself, support hunspell and can be told to use the dictionaries.
> Thanks!
> // Leonardo

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